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Shamrock Gardens Elementary
Magnet School of Excellence
3301 Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 527
P: 980-343-6440  |  F: 980-343-6513 
Principal: Sarah Reeves
LC: Central 1
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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Attendance and Absences



Each child must bring a written excuse from the parent or guardian stating the reason for absence upon his or her return to school. The absence will be marked as unexcused until a note is received. Missing the school bus and/or oversleeping cannot be coded as an excused absence. Each student who accumulates more than 3 unexcused absences will be mailed a notice from the principal as required by state law outlining the negative impact of student absences in school.
To report a school absence, or if you have questions about an absence:
Please email our Attendance Secretary, Valerie Vanderhall​. (opens in new window)​ 


Students who arrive to school after 8:15 AM must be signed in by a parent in the office. Once signed in, the student will receive a tardy pass and must report to his or her classroom. Tardy passes are issued to ensure that each child is registered present for the day. Students must be in their classroom by 8:15 AM or they will be counted tardy. Children signing in tardy after 11:30 AM will be counted absent for the day.

Educational Leave 

The request for educational leave must be made in writing and submitted to the principal for approval. Please make sure you submit the request and secure approval five days prior to going on a trip. 

Religious Obligation: Request for Excused Absence
The Religious Obligation: Request for Excused Absence form must be completed for consideration of an excused absence from school under Board Policy ACD.

• All requests should be submitted to the school at least two weeks in advance of the
requested absence.
• Students are responsible for making up all missed class work and homework
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